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Midnight Friday first Obamacare deadline for Colorado enrollees
Midnight Friday first Obamacare deadline for Colorado enrollees

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 11 hr ago

A crucial Obamacare deadline is fast approaching. Midnight Friday marks the first - and possibly most important - deadline of the current Affordable...

Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook
Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook

By: - 0 16 hr ago

Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing...

The most germ-infested places you encounter every day — and how to avoid getting sick
The most germ-infested places you encounter every day — and how to avoid getting sick

By: - 0 21 hr ago

It’s 6 a.m. Your alarm shrieks and you hit the snooze button. You have just deposited germs on your alarm clock. Most of us cringe when strangers cough...

Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy to be auctioned online in January 
Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy to be auctioned online in January 

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

DENVER — Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy will be sold in an online auction next month with a portion of the proceeds benefiting research into a...

Colorado remains least-obese state in US, but gap narrows
Colorado remains least-obese state in US, but gap narrows

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Colorado retained its crown as the least-obese state in America this year, according to a new report out Tuesday. But the state’s widening...

Catholic hospital chains in Colorado, California merge to form $28.4 billion giant
Catholic hospital chains in Colorado, California merge to form $28.4 billion giant

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Catholic Health Initiatives, which operates two hospitals in Colorado Springs, will merge with Dignity Health late next year to form a $28.4 billion...

Hickenlooper, 11 other governors call on Congress to reauthorize children's health program 
Hickenlooper, 11 other governors call on Congress to reauthorize children's health program 

By: Jessica Machetta - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 11 other governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program,...

UCHealth acquires Colorado Springs hospital, freestanding emergency rooms
UCHealth acquires Colorado Springs hospital, freestanding emergency rooms

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

UCHealth is going all in on the concept of freestanding emergency rooms. The fast-growing hospital system, which leases Colorado Springs' Memorial...

Girl has message for Aetna after brain surgery denied: 'Screw you'
Girl has message for Aetna after brain surgery denied: 'Screw you'

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Dec. 12, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

What to eat and what to avoid when you're expecting

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

When I was pregnant the first time, I read what I thought was one of the greatest perspectives on eating during pregnancy: You have about 40 weeks to...

Eat Well: Colorado Springs grocery stores offer many choices of dairy-free milk
Eat Well: Colorado Springs grocery stores offer many choices of dairy-free milk

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Back in the day, milk was simple. There was only cow's milk to wash down gooey chocolate chippers or douse a bowl of Grape-Nuts. Now you can get a...

Rural Colorado doctors are retiring and dying — and no one is taking their place
Rural Colorado doctors are retiring and dying — and no one is taking their place

By: - 0 Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ORDWAY — Inside Karen Tomky’s small medical office, the fourth patient of the day lifted up his snap-button shirt to reveal a liver-colored smear of a...

New drug could stall deadly symptoms of rattlesnake bite
New drug could stall deadly symptoms of rattlesnake bite

By: - 0 Sun, Dec 10, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people...

Colorado AG Coffman says evidence supports syringe exchange programs
Colorado AG Coffman says evidence supports syringe exchange programs

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman doesn't need any more proof that syringe exchange programs and supervised drug injection sites can work, and can help...

A mother got the flu from her children — and was dead two days later
A mother got the flu from her children — and was dead two days later

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

The children were the first to get sick. They spent Thanksgiving with sore throats and chills and fevers. By the end of the long weekend, the adults...

Artificial life just moved a step closer to reality
Artificial life just moved a step closer to reality

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

At the core of all life on Earth is the molecule deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). From the different combinations of DNA’s nucleotide bases — adenine (A),...

Parents, embrace the gross. Humor can teach kids about their bodies.
Parents, embrace the gross. Humor can teach kids about their bodies.

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

Children love potty humor. Although no one wants their kids to shout "pee" or "poop" in a restaurant, if your child is fixated on boogers, belching and...

Veterinarians seek permission to research pot meds for pets 
Veterinarians seek permission to research pot meds for pets 

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 7, 2017

BEND, Ore. — Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "The...

Documentary 'Heal' explores mind's power to abolish disease
Documentary 'Heal' explores mind's power to abolish disease

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Disease takes root in the mind, so the mind can unroot disease, a new documentary declares. Although our thoughts can make us sick, they also can...

Doctors identify brain abnormalities in Cuba attack patients
Doctors identify brain abnormalities in Cuba attack patients

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 6, 2017

WASHINGTON — Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for...

Skyrocketing fentanyl seizures illustrate its growing contribution to opioid crisis
Skyrocketing fentanyl seizures illustrate its growing contribution to opioid crisis

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 6, 2017

U.S. border patrol agents snagged about two pounds of fentanyl in 2013. This year, they seized nearly 1,500 pounds of the deadly substance. Fentanyl,...

UnitedHealth Group's Optum to acquire dialysis-center chain DaVita for $4.9B
UnitedHealth Group's Optum to acquire dialysis-center chain DaVita for $4.9B

By: - 0 Wed, Dec 6, 2017

The nation's biggest health insurer is spending nearly $5 billion to buy hundreds of clinics, just three days after rival Aetna announced a tie up with...

El Paso County commissioners eye $25K boost for health department
El Paso County commissioners eye $25K boost for health department

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

El Paso County commissioners offered local public health leaders a small budget boost Tuesday to combat pathogens such as hepatitis C. The...

Live Well: 7 holiday self-care tips that will keep you Scrooges from raining on those candy cane parades
Live Well: 7 holiday self-care tips that will keep you Scrooges from raining on those candy cane parades

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

How I would love to tell you I'm the holliest, jolliest little elf come December. But that, my friends, would be a gingerbread-covered lie. I'm mostly...

Preventing, delaying and treating diabetes

Thu, Nov 30, 2017 - 10:40 AM 0

Diabetes is a rapidly growing health problem that significantly affects the lives of millions of Americans. According to a July 2017 report...

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